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    Wip August 2013 Entry: BLACKSMITH Redux

    This Blacksmith was the second map I ever made. It was made in Aug 2007, 6 years and 3 or 4 computers ago. My original Dundjinni files used to create it are long gone with those computers, so I have to start this from scratch.

    Here is the original map. I will post the new one as it progresses.

    August 2013 Entry: BLACKSMITH Redux-blacksmith2.jpg

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    Welcome to the contest. It looks good even for being 6 years old !
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    Thanks, I was pretty happy with the building ( not to bad even now looking back ), but I was never happy with the landscaping.

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    Here is the start of the new map. I am keeping the exact wall size and the 3 furnaces. I did change the color of one of them. Still not sure about the interior floor, should I go with a flagstone texture like this or a stone block something like the original. Still have a lot to do to finish it.

    ### Latest WIP ###
    August 2013 Entry: BLACKSMITH Redux-blacksmith-1st.jpg

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    I am pretty much finished with the structure and have most of the major furniture in place.
    Still needs a lot of details, shadows, and objects inside. Then I have to start on the landscaping.

    ### Latest WIP ###
    August 2013 Entry: BLACKSMITH Redux-blacksmithtrial2.jpg

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    Bogie, its great to see the old map and the new. New is definitely better!

    The furnace you changed the colours of is MUCH nicer now. By the way that big brassy furnace is really really lovely.

    The exact point that your stone floor texture cuts at the bottom (just past a seam) creates the illussion of a white line - you should bring the grass 5 pixels northwards or something.

    The old and new maps are frighteningly similar! I love the way the challenge implies that we will be improving with age! I'm pretty sure I've got sloppier and more jaded and my maps are getting steadily worse.

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    Thanks Jack, I appreciate the nice comments and the rep. I know you've been busy, but looking forward to more of your maps.

    I plan on blending the line between the grass & tiles when it is finished.

    I am trying to keep the shop similar but not identical to the original, but I think the yard will have more of a change.

    That dwarven forge is great, but I can only take credit for how I used it not for creating it. The original is actually twice as large.

    August 2013 Entry: BLACKSMITH Redux-furnace2_ra.png

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    Already seeing several improvements. Looking forward to seeing the completed work.

    Cheers,
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    A lot more finished on the building interior and the stuff around it. Have done a little landscaping but needs a lot more.

    Constructive critique and ideas always welcome.

    ### Latest WIP ###
    August 2013 Entry: BLACKSMITH Redux-blacksmithtrial4.jpg

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    Is that a stone-lined keyhole-shaped kiln in a mound in the top-right? If so it is very archaeologically accurate - I love it!

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